Mary D. Naylor

Mary D. Naylor

Mary D. Naylor is the Marian S. Ware Professor in Gerontology and Director of the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. For more than two decades, Dr. Naylor has led a multidisciplinary team of clinical scholars and health services researchers in generating and disseminating research findings designed to enhance the care and outcomes of chronically ill older adults and their family caregivers. She is the architect of the Transitional Care Model, a care management approach proven in multiple NIH clinical trials and foundation sponsored translational efforts to improve older adults’ experience with care and health outcomes, while decreasing use of costly health services.

Dr. Naylor is the 2016 recipient of AcademyHealth’s Distinguished
Investigator Award, a recognition of significant and lasting contributions to
the field of health services research. She was elected to the National
Academy of Medicine (NAM) in 2005. For eight years, she served as the
national program director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
sponsored Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative. She
recently completed six-year terms as a commissioner on the Medicare
Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), board member of the National
Quality Forum and member of the Agency for Healthcare Research and
Quality’s National Advisory Council. Currently, Dr. Naylor is a member of
the NAMs Leadership Consortium on Value & Science-Driven Health Care
and co-chairs NAMs Care Culture and Decision-Making Innovation
Collaborative. Dr. Naylor also is a member of the RAND Health Board of
Advisors, the Institute for Health Improvement’s Scientific Advisory
Group, and the Board of Trustees of the Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care


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